It's probably worth saying that 'The Moral Maze' on Radio 4 is basically owned by the former RCP.
Andrew Doyle who used to write Jonathan Pie (no longer), and now writes Titania McGrath is a long-time Spiked columnist.
Adam Curtis has also been linked with Furedi.
Claire Fox runs the IEA and...
Thanks for all of that!
There's definitely a lot you could write about the model of thought development he outlines in his philosophising.
I've just had sex, so it will be at least another 24 hours before I'm smart enough to respond to that. I suspect the gf and I chilling it out and moving to...
Perhaps, I mean if anything I am taking an anti-philosophical position by swatting away the notion that there is a moral principle that says we can't shut ppl the fuck up cos muh moral agency.
So yes, basically agreed.
I should at this time point out that my recent essay is somewhat of a philosophical defence of cancel culture, albeit a defence against 'free speech absolutism' rather than me making a positive case for it. Yes Nina Power is name dropped!
I will probably reversion it in a couple of weeks as a...
In a way it makes sense for almost everyone to get cancelled sooner rather than later - Sa Ta Na Ma and all that.
How is everyone going to be famous for 15 minutes now that noone goes 'down the dumper' to use a much missed phrase from my Smash Hits reading pre-teens? People need to be fucked...
In many ways, the essay agrees with you. Pretending that you can just respond to the far-right with 'reason and evidence' is bollocks.
I don't really believe in principles either, and that's another way you could critique Collins potentially. But it would be dense meta-ethics and nah...
Erm.....I wrote a thing. It will probably make Luka vom.
It probably means reading the essay it responds to, but that was called an 'important piece' by Nina Power so the Dissensus dots connect.
In all seriousness, if it suits please do tell me everything I did wrong with some accompanying...
Julian Lewis is not a Russia fan as I understand it.
But trying to make the stupidest man in Parliament chairman of the security committee was a plotline straight out of Rik Mayall's 'The New Statesmen'.